word-forming element meaning "smooth," from Greek leio-, comb. form of leios "smooth." E.g. leiotrichy "condition of having straight, lank hair" (1924).
- leiner's disease,
- leinsdorf, erich,
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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